Hey there, i recently noticed a drastic decrease FPS while gaming, When i diagnosed the problem i noticed that my CPU cores were switching to a frequency of around 1.4 ghz instead of the stock 4 ghz that the 8350 is supposed to run at.
i cant seem to find any posts online about this particular issue, so im posting it here.
Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this to happen?
This is my Build:
-AMD FX 8350
-Asus Crosshair V formula
-Asus Radeon 6970
-16GB Corsair DDR3 Ram part number CMZ16XM4A1600C9
-Corsair H100 cooler
-Corsair HX 850W PSU
what motherboard are you using and have you updated the bios?
the fluctuation your seeing is the power saving and temperature control built into the cpu. The options in the bios are C1E, cool n quiet, and c6.
Disable those might help, but the chip is designed to run at a maximum of 60c, if your idling at 40, thats pretty high, especially with the h100. reseat the cpu cooler and make sure the pump is running, should be between 20-30c.
Yep AUS temps can be a bitch, i recently had to give up playing farcry3 through the middle of the day due to ambient heat (i dont have any air con) and a built of siberian husky hair in my 360 Rad (filters don't seen to stop husky fur) and i've been lazy and havent cleaned it yet